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More health insurers to face legal action for consumer rip-offs: ACCC

Australia's consumer watchdog says it plans to take legal action against more private health insurers this year, saying many patients are being slugged with unexpected hefty bills after hospital visits.

"What concerns us is companies saying, 'Well it's too expensive to keep offering this to members, so we'll stop doing it' and not telling people," he said.

"So someone could have gone to hospital, enjoyed certain benefits one day, go back again and be faced with a large, out-of-pocket bill the next day.

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